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A distal radius fracture, also known as wrist fracture, is a break of the part of the radius bone which is close to the wrist. Symptoms include pain, bruising, and. La fractura de Colles se caracteriza por una posición hacia atrás y hacia afuera de la mano en relación a la muñeca. Fractura de Colles. Learn more about Fractura de Colles at Virginia Complete Care for Women DefiniciónCausasFactores de riesgoSíntomasDiagnósticoTratamientoPrevenció.. .

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Distal radius fractures are the most common fractures seen in adults, accounting for Patients with low functional demand of their wrists can be treated successfully with nonsurgical management; however, coolles more active and fit patients with fractures that are reducible by closed means, nonbridging external fixation is preferred, as it has less serious complications when compared to other surgical options.

In children, the outcome of distal radius fracture treatment in casts is usually very successful with healing and return to normal function expected. Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”. More force is required to produce a fracture in males than females. However, he also suggested that volar displacement of the wrist was due to the ulnar fracture.

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The deformity is then reduced with appropriate closed manipulative depending on the type of deformity reductionafter which a splint or cast is placed and an Fracttura is taken to ensure that the reduction was successful.

In young patients, the injury requires greater force and results in more displacement, particularly to the articular surface. This was followed by the use of plating in If the fracture is still undisplaced, cast and splint can be applied for three weeks.


Swelling and displacement can cause compression on the median nerve which results co,les acute carpal tunnel syndrome and requires prompt treatment. Structures at risk include the triangular fibrocartilage complex and the scapholunate ligament.

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If the post reduction radiology of the wrist is acceptable, then the person can come for follow up at one, two, or three weeks to look for any displacement of fractures during this period. A distal radius fracturealso known as wrist fractureis a break of the part of the radius bone which is close to the wrist. This section needs additional citations for verification. Disability is the lack of ability to perform physical daily activities. Two newer treatment are fragment-specific fixation and fixed-angle volar plating.

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Tendon injury can occur in people treated both nonoperatively and operatively, most commonly to the extensor pollicis longus tendon. Diagnosis may be evident clinically when the distal radius is deformed, but should be confirmed by X-ray.

Distal radius fracture

In the elderly, distal radius fractures heal and may result in adequate function following nonoperative treatment. There is no difference in functional outcomes between operative and non-operative management in the elderly age group, despite better anatomical results in the operative group.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. Recovery over 1 to 2 years [1]. Swelling, deformity, tenderness, and loss of wrist motion are normal features on examination of a person with a distal radius fracture. Rockwood and Green’s Fractures in Adults 8th ed. Avulsion fracture Chalkstick fracture Greenstick fracture Open fracture Pathologic fracture Collss fracture.


Colles’ fractureSmith’s fractureBarton’s fractureHutchinson fracture [2]. Although the nonsurgical group exhibited greater anatomic misalignment such as radial deviation, and ulnar variance, these changes did not seem to have significant impact on overall pain and quality of life. These fractures are the most common of the three groups mentioned above that require surgical management.

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In younger people, these fractures typically occur during sports or a motor vehicle collision. Treatment is with casting for six weeks or surgery. Significant advances have been made in ORIF treatments. Archived from the original on 2 July Very rarely, pressure on the muscle components of the hand or forearm is sufficient to create a compartment syndrome.

Initially, a backslab or a sugar tong splint is applied to allow swelling to expand and subsequently a cast is applied. Retrieved 18 October Inwith the advent of X-rays, the visualisation of the distal radius fracture become more apparent. There is an increased risk of interosseous intercarpal injury if the ulnar variance the difference in height between the distal end of the ulna and the distal end of the radius is more than 2mm and there is fracture into the wrist joint.

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